Paramount Chief Chitimukulu of the Bemba speaking people has congratulated Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba on his appointment as UPND Vice President.
The Mwine-Lubemba made the remarks at his palace when UPND President Hakainde Hichilema who was flanked by Mr. Mwamba and other party officials paid a courtesy call on him.
His Royal Highness stated that the appointment of GBM is an honour to the Bembaland.
And Mwine Lubemba has insisted that GBM sacrificed a lot towards his chieftainship during the stand-off between the Bemba Royal Establishment and the PF government.
Meanwhile, Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba popularly known as GBM expressed happiness that finally Henry Kanyanta Sosala will be installed as Paramount Chief Chitimukulu.
Mr. Mwamba charged that he stood for the recognition of Henry Kanyanta Sosala hence his resignation from government as Defence Minister in order to safeguard the Bemba tradition.
And UPND President Hakainde Hichilema said that it is unfortunate that the PF government unnecessarily delayed the installation of Henry Kanyanta Sosala.
“We are all happy that what we fought for in calling the PF government to recognise His Royal Highness Henry Kanyanta Sosala as the Chitimukulu has finally been achieved despite the humiliation he was subjected to. My friend GBM had to leave the comforts of his office as Defence Minister and joined the fight. We are finally on the path to once more realise the spirit of one Zambia one People,” Mr Hichilema said.